Beauty Trends

  1. August 8, 2014 by Beauty Booty 411

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    TESTED: DIOR Nail Artistry Box

    Guest blogger: Jennifer Braun

     

    Dior, has recently released a beauty kit for nail enthusiasts. If you’re ready to tackle fall 2014 nail trends in the comfort of your home, keep reading.

    Artistry Box

    I wouldn’t consider myself a nail art enthusiast, but there’s something about having this Dior Nail Artistry Kit that brings whatever nail artist you have in you, out. The newly released artistry box is equipped with nail accessories inspired by the colours and designs of Dior’s Fall collection.

    Included in the box sets are one Dior Vernis mini nail lacquer in Chrome (072), one Dior Gel Coat, Swarovski Crystal elements, tweezers, and two stencil sheets in the shapes of Christian Dior’s famously superstitious symbols; clovers and stars.

    Nail Art 1

    Before you tackle this artistry kit, make sure you have a fair amount of time on your hands (no pun intended). The kit is fun and easy to use, but you need a little imagination and patience. I promise no nail artist experience is required.

    Before you dive in to the kit, remove the stencils and Swarovski elements from the packages to avoid smudging any of your nail polish (I learned this the hard way). The Dior vernis in Chrome goes on your nails really well and dries fast. The Gel coat is also very shiny and sets the manicure on well.

    Nail Art 2

    The first thing that I was excited to try was the star stencil. The stencils are placed on a clear sheet and peel off like stickers. The stencil sticks on to your nail and stays in place while you paint over it. The first time I tried the stencil, I put it right on top of a base coat, but I much preferred how they look placed over another nail polish. I used Essie’s “a crewed interest” (912).

    I would suggest you play with the juxtaposition of the stencils. Don’t just place a stencil on the middle of your nail, but instead place them differently to create a funky nail art design.

    I applied two coats of nail polish over the stencil (you shouldn’t be able to see the stencil outline) and I let it dry for 15 minutes before peeling it off. As long as you wait the proper amount of time to let the polish dry (this is where your patience needs to kick in), the stencil peels off beautifully and there is no smudging.

    I placed the stencil back on to the clear sheet once I was done to use again. Each stencil should be good for two to three uses and there are a total of 28 stencils.

    Nail Art 3

    Next I placed the Swarovski Crystal elements on my nails, which are a bit tricky to place. Pick up the gems with the tweezers that are provided and gently place them on your nail. I would then apply a bit of pressure on to the gem with my finger to assure they stay in place.

    I easily worked on my nails for an hour, but it was fun and I’m happy with the finished product. The Swarovski elements surprisingly stay on your nails all day. Most of them fell off however when I showered, so consider using the kit for a special evening.

    Nail Art 4

    What I love about this kit is that the possibilities are endless. You can play up the different designs or colour combinations to create a number of different looks.

    The Dior Nail Artistry Box is available at Holt Renfrew for $60.

     

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  2. April 23, 2014 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Spring 2014 Product Must-Haves

    Guest blogger: Jennifer Braun

    After a long winter , it’s finally time to play in the sun and your spring beauty routine is calling for a much-needed boost. Former Lise Watier Beauty Counter Manager and current Pharmaprix Beauty Advisor, Catherine Jetté, explains the key to spring is all about a radiant complexion and putting the accent on your lips, and cheeks. Read on to check out her product picks for the new season!

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  3. March 14, 2014 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Fall 2014 Fashion Week Beauty Trends: From New York to Paris

    Guest blogger: Jennifer Braun

    If you’re a Fashion Week follower (which recently ended in Paris), you’re probably sick of staring at designer clothes you can’t afford. Luckily, there were also some killer beauty looks featured on the catwalk you can definitely replicate without breaking the bank. If you’re ready to take a stab at some Fall beauty trends, read on to find out about some of my favorite ones to try as of right now!

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  4. January 28, 2014 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Did You Like Katy Perry’s Grammy Look?

    Before we go any further, allow me to clarify that we are only talking about Katy Perry‘s hair and makeup. The dress would be a whole other blog! Read on to find out what I thought about Katy’s look.

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  5. January 20, 2014 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Yay or Nay: Natalie Dormer’s Edgy SAG Awards Hairstyle

    Natalie Dormer, star of the upcoming Hunger Games flicks, showed off an edgy hairstyle at this weekend’s SAG Awards. Read on to find out why the starlet shaved half her locks off and how she got this rock chic hairstyle.

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  6. October 11, 2013 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Denis Gagnon and Lancôme Say Gold is in for Summer 2014

    This summer has barely just wrapped up but the runways are on fire with Spring/Summer 2014 fashion shows, flaunting the trendiest looks we can expect to see in the coming months. Read on to see the killer Lancôme product used in the Denis Gagnon show.

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    Photo credit: Kim Hurley

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  7. February 14, 2013 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Fall 2013 Nail Trend: Dark Nude Hues

    Derek Lam models, along with many others at NYFW, sported some neutral nails that I just love. Keep reading to find out which shade of polish this is.

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  8. February 13, 2013 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Marilyne Baril at Montreal Fashion Week: Winter Chic

    Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend Montreal Fashion Week at Arsenal to admire the creations of six great fashion designers at the Exhibit24. Read on for deets on the event.

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  9. January 24, 2013 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Spring Beauty Trend: Emerald Green Beauty Trend

    Spring’s beauty trends are the only thing keeping me warm right now, especially since it’s -27 today in Montreal! This spring 2013, emerald makeup is definitely the new IT look and I am a huge fan. I feel like going out to buy a dress to match just looking at these photos! What do you think of these green eyes spotted at Jason Wu?

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  10. January 3, 2013 by Beauty Booty 411

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    The Best and Worst Celebrity Beauty Looks of 2012

    The beginning of a new year has come and hopefully, it will be a great one for all of you. As usual, when ringing in a new year, it’s customary to look back on the previous one and nit-pick at all the horrible styles you hope died along with that year. And of course, we definitely take a look at a few looks we hope will remain. Read on to find out which celebrity looks I hope find a place in 2013 and which looks I pray are dead and buried in 2012!

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